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Smelling a Rat - Full Length Play, Comedy

Smelling a Rat

Mike Leigh

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9781854593160

"A perfectly tart comedy....One of the brightest and most stimulating shows to be seen in Manhattan in many a month. This shrewd, sure footed work sets you up for a merry knockabout farce and then deliberately never delivers and yet is somehow more e…

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Full Length Play

Comedy

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Interior Set

Rex Weasel, the owner of the Vermination Pest Control Company, returns home unexpectedly from a Christmas holiday and hops into a closet when he hears intruders who turn out to be one of his employees and his wife on a spree. They are also forced into hiding when Rex's gormless son enters with his garrulous girlfriend. This subversive comedy is by the acclaimed British filmmaker and author of Abigail's Party and Ecstacy.
"A perfectly tart comedy....One of the brightest and most stimulating shows to be seen in Manhattan in many a month. This shrewd, sure footed work sets you up for a merry knockabout farce and then deliberately never delivers and yet is somehow more entertaining than if it did. The play's comic and satiric genius generates a delirious energy that is rare and satisfying." - The New York Times

"The fun lies in the inevitability that we shall see the bodies come tumbling out of the closet and the skeletons out of the cupboard." - London Guardian

"Leigh has a wonderful gift for conversation so rock bottom boring that it is hilarious." - London Observer

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3m, 2f

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Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh is an award-winning screen-writer and playwright who was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1943. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and at Camberwell and Central Art Schools and the London Film School. He gained acting and directing experience with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and his first original play, Bleak Moments, evolved from improvisations. His career began as a ... view full profile

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